Category Archives: Combat

Some combat experiences — like ambushes or killing a civilian — more closely linked to suicide, study finds

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Though research has found that most service members who die by suicide have never deployed to combat, that doesn’t show the whole picture. A recent military study found that some combat experiences, especially when coupled with PTSD or depression, are a risk factor in suicide attempts. Combat in general didn’t translate to more attempts, the […]

Some combat experiences — like ambushes or killing a civilian — more closely linked to suicide, study finds

some-combat-experiences-—-like-ambushes-or-killing-a-civilian-—-more-closely-linked-to-suicide,-study-finds

Though research has found that most service members who die by suicide have never deployed to combat, that doesn’t show the whole picture. A recent military study found that some combat experiences, especially when coupled with PTSD or depression, are a risk factor in suicide attempts. Combat in general didn’t translate to more attempts, the […]

New in 2021: The Army Combat Fitness Test — what you need to know

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The new Army Combat Fitness Test officially became the service’s test of record this past October, but lawmakers are poised to hold off any further implementation, pending an independent study to determine how it will impact deployed soldiers, recruiting and retention. The six-event ACFT has long caused concerns that its stricter requirements could force troops […]

Combat controller to receive Air Force Cross for his actions in ‘ferocious battle’ with Taliban

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In early April 2017, Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich was attached to a team of Army special forces and Afghan commandos on a mission to clear a valley in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province when they became entangled in close combat with the Taliban, which quickly grew into a “ferocious firefight.” During the eight-hour battle, Germanovich, […]

Littoral combat ship Detroit is being towed into port after another engineering failure

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WASHINGTON — The littoral combat ship Detroit suffered another engineering casualty on its return trip to its home port in Florida and is being towed into Port Canaveral, the U.S. Navy confirmed Friday. The ship lost power on its return journey from a deployment in Latin America, which it was forced to depart after a […]

Army’s ground combat center is developing new methods, formations for the next war

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The focus of the Army is ground combat and the way the Army fights is through fire and maneuver. So, it makes sense that the job of figuring out where technological advances, doctrine and tactics meet would be at the epicenter of innovations in ground combat — the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Columbus, Ga. […]

Combat pay exempted from state income tax for New Jersey residents

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed bipartisan legislation exempting combat pay earned by members of the military from the state income tax. Federal law already exempts combat pay from income tax, but the New Jersey law means pay that residents earn while in combat zones won’t be subject to […]

Combat pay exempted from state income tax for New Jersey residents

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed bipartisan legislation exempting combat pay earned by members of the military from the state income tax. Federal law already exempts combat pay from income tax, but the New Jersey law means pay that residents earn while in combat zones won’t be subject to […]

Combat pay exempted from state income tax for New Jersey residents

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed bipartisan legislation exempting combat pay earned by members of the military from the state income tax. Federal law already exempts combat pay from income tax, but the New Jersey law means pay that residents earn while in combat zones won’t be subject to […]

Combat pay exempted from state income tax for New Jersey residents

combat-pay-exempted-from-state-income-tax-for-new-jersey-residents

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed bipartisan legislation exempting combat pay earned by members of the military from the state income tax. Federal law already exempts combat pay from income tax, but the New Jersey law means pay that residents earn while in combat zones won’t be subject to […]